Our friendly team are all DBS checked and have up to date first aid training  

FRANCESCA BARING

OWNER & INSTRUCTOR

With a lifelong love of horses, Francesca trained at Talland School of Equitation and later Waterstock House Training Centre and achieved her BHSAI in 1982. Competing for seven years as an event rider, Francesca went round Burghley and  qualified for Badminton Horse Trials, before moving into showing and freelance teaching. Francesca qualified for HOYS in 2004 with her horse Picasso, winning 4th place in Search For A Star and won Best Turned Out. In 1995 Northington Stables was born, with the aim of giving children the opportunity to ride well-schooled, good mannered ponies (most of the time!) and be able to compete them on a limited budget, having all the fun Francesca had as a child.

NICOLE CHIVERS 

ADMINISTRATION MANAGER 

Nicole is very friendly and sociable and is popular with all of our clients. She manages the admin side of the business, organises the events and is the friendly face on reception. Since joining us, Nicole has attained her Ride Safe Award and her BHS stage 1 care.

CAROLINE WHITE

YARD MANAGER

Caroline has been riding since the age of 4, owning and competing her own horses. She graduated in 2014 from Sparsholt College with a BSC (Hons) in Equine Science and joined us full time in 2018. Caroline is responsible for managing the yard and the welfare of our horses, tailoring their work and nutrition programme and ensuring they have the best quality care.

CHLOE PAGE 

GROOM

Chloe has owned and ridden horses from the very young age of just 3 years old and is still just as keen now! Chloe studied Level 3 in Equine Management at Sparsholt College and finished her first year with a Merit. Chloe's future goals are to compete and achieve a degree in physiotherapy to become a full time Equine Physiotherapist, she would also love to event alongside this career.

 

Andy Basson

ANDY BASON 

HAMPSHIRE HORSEBOX HIRE 

Andy runs the horsebox hire side of the business, hiring out our lovely Equitrek lorries. For more information, please see the horsebox hire section of our website. 

ANNALEISE BLANCHARD 

APPRENTICE 

Annaleise has been a volunteer here with us at Northington since she was 12 years old and is now doing the Equine Groom level 2 apprenticeship through Sparsholt college. Annaleise would then like to progress to taking her BHS exams with a dream of one day breaking in young horses. Annaleise also has her own young pony Smoke who she is bringing along very nicely.